"You should be happy for your brother and Simon." Katy informed Maxie.
"I don't have to be." Maxie was indifferent about his brother's venture with Simon. "They just met. Now they are off to the beach. Its just crazy."
"Is it?" She looked at him out of concern. They were in the kitchen, cleaning up the dinner dishes. They now had a few coming in and out of the bed and breakfast these days. Finally, a little money was coming in to the Oaks. But they both had to work at this. It was a business after all.
"He's not what he seems." Maxie told her.
"And..what does that mean. An alien of some kind from another universe waiting to be on Dr. No? He's your brother and you have to be his brother." Katy sighed.
"Its not that simple." Maxie winced. I went with Dad and he went with Mum.
"Thats just tragic in itself." She told him as she scraped leftovers in the trash.
"Seriously, Kate, you have no idea what you're going on about. We split."
"Yeah, like possessions, I take it. That's not the way divorce should be." She glared at him. "You better make an effort about this. He's family. Simon is just as well family. Is there something else I should know about?"
Maxie froze then. He didn't want to dare mention his indisgressions with Simon. It had only happened once. Really, it was none of her business. It was just the idea that if he told her...she might never trust him again.
this too shall pass
5 hours ago